Monday, July 22, 2013
Bergy, Lucic, Marchy are Olympic hopefuls
Now that NHL players are officially participating in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the national federations can move forward with preparations. Hockey Canada announced the list of 47 players invited to a summer orientation camp Aug. 25-28 in Calgary. The camp begins the process of selecting the 23 players who will make the Olympic team.
Three Bruins have been invited: center Patrice Bergeron and wingers Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand.
Bergeron is the only Bruin with Olympic experience. He is among 15 invitees who helped Canada win gold in Vancouver in 2010. Lucic
participated in the Vancouver selection camp but was not chosen to play in the 2010 Games. He and Marchand, a newcomer to the senior team, will compete for spots this time around.
Veteran forward Jarome Iginla, who signed with the Bruins during free agency this summer, was not invited to camp. The full list of Canadian national team staff and player hopefuls can be found HERE.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.